451 Two Trees Rd, Riverside, CA 92507

4 beds3.75 baths3,658 sqft

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My Notes

Incredible estate near UCR. Views in all directions!! Completely surrounded by Box Springs Preserve, this property shares no lot lines with neighboring parcels. Completely fenced with a solar-powered drive gate, it is private and secure, yet only 1.8 miles to the University of California Riverside, with its new medical school. On a knoll, all west-facing windows have views for 20 miles. The daylight basement with 9' and 10' ceilings contains a complete theater (12' screen--HD Blueray digital projector), machine shop area and large studio/workspace (1100 sq. feet of the 3,650 total). An 8 x 10' underground vault with fireproof door for your valuables. Two car garage with third carport, guest house and dry-walled storage building. Property has large rock formations, mature drought-tolerant landscaping, is fenced and cross fenced. Consisting of two separate half-acres (per county tax records) for one full acre total. (Zillow or Google maps show the second parcel north of the home site) and the guest house with outbuildings sit on that half acre. All buildings are newly painted (November 2014) and termite fumigation (Feb. 2015) has been done.
Did I mention livestock facilities, organic gardens (raised beds and 48 x 36 fenced area, all organic)? Fruit trees include lemon, lime, valencia and navel oranges, Oro Blanco grapefruit, apricots and peach and pecans. Hot Springs Envoy model jetted hot tub overlooks the city lights. The upper floor bedrooms are large with cabin oak flooring. MBR has two closets. The main hallway is terrazzo and the home is a split level design--up to the bedrooms and down to the office or MIL space with a separate entrance and 3/4 bath); down another half level to the theater and workshop/work spaces. The separate guest house with ceramic tile flooring is rented to a college professor. Pergo-type flooring in the main LR/DR/Kitchen, and induction stove for instant cooking--newly updated kitchen complete the interior. The exterior wall, front patio and fireplace of this home are constructed from vintage brick obtained when Riverside's downtown went through earthquake retrofitting. A large koi pond with 12" fish greets the visitor as they come to the front door by the rose garden with picket fence. This estate home has more than enough for the discriminating buyer. One can hike right out the two back gates into the Preserve.
Neighborhood Description
A well-established University neighborhood with most homes owned by people who work at the university, this house sits at the end of the road, near other upscale estates on acreage. Neighbor is a master gardener.

What I love about the home

The view and the privacy, yet close to the University of Riverside and the new medical school. The deck off the master bedroom overlooks the Box Springs Preserve, which surrounds the one-acre parcel. Used brick in the fireplace/patio/facade construction from old Riverside buildings give this home a timeless and East Coast feel. Separate studio/guest house for caretaker, adult child or student renter, all completely INSIDE the Box Springs Preserve, with 8,500 acres of open space for riding or hiking as your back yard. The driveway is at the trail head. The rose garden is behind the white picket fence. The lovely garden patio outside the studio. Views to city lights at night or the Box Springs Mountain behind the home. Crepe myrtles in bloom with extensive drought tolerant native plants, granite rock lizards tame enough to hand feed (northern-most extent of their range ends on this property). Eighty-foot pine trees behind the house sigh with the wind--just like being in the mountains without the drive! Gorgeous city lights viewable from the above-ground Hot Springs spa. Walk out the gate to the trail head for Two Trees trail. Two separate deeded lots, one with main house, one with the guest house.
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  • Lot: 1.01 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1964
  • 199 days on Zillow
  • Views: 7,021 all time views
  • 34 shoppers saved this home
  • Cooling: Central, Other
  • Heating: Forced air, Heat pump, Other
  • Last sold: Aug 2006 for $689,000
  • Price/sqft: $169


  • Attic
  • Barbecue
  • Cable Ready
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Double Pane/Storm Windows
  • Fenced Yard
  • Finished basement
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Concrete, Hardwood, Laminate, Linoleum / Vinyl, Other
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Mother-in-Law
  • Parking: Carport, Garage - Detached, Off street, 3 spaces, 400 sqft
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • RV Parking
  • Security System
  • Storage
  • Transportation
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • View: City, Mountain, Park, Territorial
  • Wired

Additional Features

  • Guest house, horse facilities, hay storage, workshop, theater, garden, rose bed, picket fence, vault

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Dining room
  • Library
  • Master bath
  • Office
  • Pantry
  • Recreation room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Workshop


  • Exterior material: Brick
  • Roof type: Composition
  • Room count: 15
  • Stories: 3
  • Structure type: Split level
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 3,658 sqft
  • Heating: Electric, Wood / pellet
  • Last remodel year: 2014
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: 258050021
  • Zillow Home ID: 17869758

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Market guide

Zillow predicts University home values will increase 12.8% next year, compared to a 13.1% rise for Riverside as a whole. Among University homes, this home is 109.2% more expensive than the midpoint (median) home, but is priced 12% less per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In University, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 35% less than in Riverside, and 15.2% less than the national average. This lower local number could help University home values rise more quickly than other regions in Riverside.

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